Restaurant Scorecard: Flies in two kitchens, near-perfect score at fine dining spot

Restaurant Scorecard: Flies in two kitchens, near-perfect score at fine dining spot

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Flies in the kitchen are never at good thing but flies underneath wrapping to a food container is even worse. This week's Restaurant Scorecard presents some fine dining and local favorites.

Sharkey's Beach Club, located at 600 N. Ocean Blvd., in Myrtle Beach, received a 71 out of 100 points from the state inspectors. This is because the inspectors observed a significant number of flies in the kitchen and under wrapped food. The restaurant also had cooked wings in a container with labels that read, "prepared June 15."

The inspectors also noticed that the women's bathroom door would not close. In addition, there were missing ceiling tiles over the walk-in cooler and entrance to the cooler where food is stored

Marco Polo at 513 N. Ocean Blvd., in Myrtle Beach serves both pizza and pasta, but only scored a 72 out of 100 during a recent inspection by the state. Points were taken off because of flies throughout the facility and a fly was observed under a wrapped container. There was also food not stored properly and food was also seen stored on the freezer and walk-in cooler floor.

39th Ave. Bar and Grill is known best as an upscale chophouse with seafood and sushi specials, and it is located at 3809 U.S. 17 South in North Myrtle Beach. In a recent inspection by state officials, it scored an 88 out of 100. The inspectors state that some food was stored at improper temperatures and ready-to-eat food was not marked with proper use-by dates.

The report also listed a wall in poor repair behind the chest freezer in the kitchen, and there was also some sheet-rock damage.

Bistro 90 is known for their USDA prime beef, but they also serve fresh seafood, chops and Italian food. They claim to have the best hand-tossed, authentic New York-style pizza south of NY. During a recent inspection, the state rated their restaurant a near-perfect 98 out of 100. They took two points off for water bottles in the kitchen without labels and lighting that did not meet specs.

Remember that each restaurant should have their letter grade posted and if you do not see it, you should ask.

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